Borderlands 3 already being planned, says lead writer – Report

Monday, 1st October 2012 11:48 GMT By Dave Cook

Borderlands 3 is already being brainstormed according to Gearbox Software’s lead writer Anthony Burch.

File this one under ‘approach with caution’ for now, as details are thin on the ground. MP1st reports that Burch revealed on the recent instalment of the ‘The Totally Rad Show’ his team was already thrashing out ideas for Borderlands 3.

That’s it. Hardly Earth-shattering considering how well Borderlands 2 has performed at retail so far. Would you like even more Borderlands? Let us know below.



  1. Maximum Payne

    I hoped they would waited for next gen because even second game look very similar to first.
    Still amazing game non the less.
    Also they will do shit lot of DLC first.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    1 a year now? Like every other big franchise?

    I was hoping for a next gen release too.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    I can’t wait to see what already out dated references they can cram pointlessly into it.

    Its funny because you’ve seen it on the internets you see. Humour!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. voxelman

    Well they started work on 2 soon after the first shipped, so I don’t think it’s a surprise they are already thinking about a third. Will still probably be 3 years away at this point tho.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Namdead

    Who said anything about a year from now? They are only brainstorming ideas of what it could be, where to take it, that sort of thing. I’m sure we won’t see Borderlands 3 for at LEAST 2 years, if not more.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Fin

    “Developer works on sequel to successful game shock”



    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet


    It was more speculation. Every other big franchise seems to be getting yearly updates. With the success of BL2, it wouldn’t Suprise me to see another one next year

    #7 2 years ago
  8. xXNapsterManXx

    This game isnt going to come out for atleast 2 years the way Gearbox is this will go on the back-burner and get concepted, written and the like while they turn the brunt of the studio onto the the next game out the door, Is that the Aliens game or the Furious Four game?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Talkar

    Not every other franchise…
    Even if you only count the extremely successful franchises, it still isn’t all.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Giskard

    @8 I believe they have different teams for this. The bulk of Borderlands 2′s team will be on DLC duty at least a year (The last DLC is said to release in sumer 2013). The next full game release form Gearbox is however Aliens: CM.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Da Man

    I lost interest at the start of the first one.

    A so-so shooter and a so-so rpg.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. KrazyKraut

    What an idiot this Burch, I mean its no surprise, because on the Gearbox Forums they already asked what we want in the next game. But talking in his videos about videogame stuff, but story didn’t rocked in BL2. Nice.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Yoshi

    I don’t understand why devs do this! Even if they are thinking of the sequel keep you trap shut because it makes people wonder if they should even buy the latest one or just wait for the next.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. roadkill

    What is next-gen?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    I’m not sure I would tbh. If it wasn’t for the Gunzerker class I would have stopped playing. It’s seriously monotonous in SP.

    Plus its not that crazy. It’s Serious Sam or Timesplitters with bad language.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    Orbit “Plus its not that crazy. It’s Serious Sam or Timesplitters with bad language”

    Runs to the store to buy three copies ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DSB

    And if they didn’t make a sequel, then you’d have an entirely new set of gamers crying for that. Hello Episode 3!

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

    There’s plenty of room for improvement with Borderlands 2, and if they’ve proved anything just now, it’s that they know how to improve on their darlings.

    I think that’s pretty encouraging. Hopefully Borderlands 3 will have less filler and more thriller.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. drewbles82

    Borderlands 3 would be nextgen.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. kickass5946

    to everyone who said borderlands wasnt all that great, and was a so so shooter, you are alone on that one. . All i can say is this : 2012 VGA, best shooter award goes to borderlands 2. Best multiplayer award goes to Borderlands 2. Best male character award goes to Borderlands 2 for handsome jack. Character of the year award goes to borderlands 2 for Claptrap. Idk what else to say. The people have spoken. And Borderlands goes on to sweep the VGAs.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. burkett795

    To be honest i can’t wait for the third game to come out. the storyline is great and the way they ended the second one has me in antisipation for how they plan to continue the story. what new characters are goin to be created. the graphics for the second game were great. if you didnt like the games DONT PLAY THEM!!! plain and simple…I really hope there will be a third game and cant wait for it to come out.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. 5peedninja

    They need to make borderlands 3 100% they left borderlands 2 off with a cliff hanger when there’s all the other vaults. They should make you able to travel between different worlds so that the game doesn’t end too quickly. They still will need the siren, commando, gunzerker, and assassin classes but they should definitely have new, mind-blowing skills. ex: the assassin should have a short teleport ability, the commando should have a controllable turret, the siren should be able to have some sort of 5 second invincibility skill or able to make an explosion using eridium, and the gunzerker should be able to use for 10 seconds… a minigun rocket launcher but is immune to damage on his back. They should have the same type of weapons, just different designs and there should be a place to upgrade certain weapons and add abilities to them with certain items found throughout the game like +5 damage or +2.3 scope zoom. The main characters, they should keep Mordecai, Brick, Lilith, tiny Tina, and Crazy Earl, but they should add some new ones like for example: Argon, the Hyperion president or Reese, the leader of the rebellion on Prancidore and others. Im giving good ideas for the next one i mean seriously do i need to say anymore to help you guys out these are ideas that you guys can build off of to help.

    #21 7 months ago

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